If Memphis boosts mayoral pay, it wouldn’t be alone among major cities

By , Daily Memphian Published: December 14, 2023 4:00 AM CT

If approved by the Memphis City Council in a Dec. 19 vote, the mayoral salary would increase from $170,000 to $210,000 for Mayor-elect Paul Young.


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Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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